Another thing you can use...another way to remember these things and take notes is using acronyms.
Acronyms are basically the initials of something, each letter stands for something.
B.A.-- Bachelor of Arts, B.Sc, I forgot to write down--Bachelor of Science, B.Ed-- Bachelor of Education, and so on.
B.A.是Bachelor of Arts，B.Sc，我忘记把它写下来了，它是Bachelor of Science，B.Ed是Bachelor of Education的缩略形式，像这样的缩略词还有很多。
Master of Arts, PhD. -- doctorate or post-graduate.
Master of Arts, PhD.指的是博士或者研究生学位。
IBM -- International Business Machine, big company name,
IBM指的是International Business Machine，一家大公司的名字,
CIA -- Central Intelligent Agency in the States, IRS -- Internal Revenue Services, part of the tax company of the government.
CIA是美国的Central Intelligent Agency的首字母缩略形式 , IRS是Internal Revenue Services，政府税务公司的一部分。
a.m. -- morning, p.m. -- afternoon or evening.
But notice here, "p.m." with dots and "PM" without the dots or the dot is after.
"p.m." -- afternoon, evening, "PM" -- "prime minister".
"p.m."是下午或者晚上，"PM"是 "prime minister"。
Okay? So all these little things have a huge impact.
But once you master how to do this, and believe me, it takes a lot of practice.
Once you know how to do this, then you can go into the TOEFL test, your listening section becomes much easier, speaking section, writing section,
everything is much easier because you have the information in front of you when it's time to answer the questions. Okay?
Now, we're just going to do one more thing, I'm going to show you an example, I'm going to take a complicated sentence, sort of.
I'm going to reduce it to code, and you'll see more or less how it's done, it's not easy, but let's look at it.
Okay. So now we're going to look at an example.
Now, first of all, keep in mind you're seeing this; you're not hearing it -- two very different things.
But I just wanted to give you an idea of what I want you to practice doing, and you can of course do that on your own.
Lots of places to do it, I'll give you a couple examples.
I'm going to redo the sentence, and then I'm going to show you how this area means the same thing. Okay?
You're not necessarily going to have to write this much detail, you're not going to have to write down a whole sentence, but just to show you how it works.
"With the advent of the information age, as well as widespread access to this information via technological advances in communication, came a new threat for civil protection agencies to tackle."
这个句子是这样的："With the advent of the information age, as well as widespread access to thcame a new threat for civil protection agencies to tackle."